Google to use only renewable energy by next year
Mixture of pure-renewable and credits.
Mixture of pure-renewable and credits.
OCP gets high-efficiency Windows server plans.
We put eight 720-750W PSUs through their paces to separate the champs from the chumps.
Eco-Design guidelines will outlaw high-performance boards, it's claimed.
ASRock discloses some details about the new AM3+ socket, as well as the CPUs that will fit in it.
Seasonic's new version of its highly efficient X-Series PSU does away with the fan altogether.
In an extension of our recent investigation into energy efficiency, Kingston dropped in some of its latest LoVo DDR3 memory that can run at just 1.2-1.25V. How much power does it save and is it a significant difference? We check to find out.
How green are green products? We evaluate the benefits, or lack of them, in new "low power" and "energy efficient" hardware to see what makes the biggest difference to the power drawn from your wall socket.
We take a gander behind the technology that powers Seasonic's latest 80Plus Gold, fully modular power supplies: the X-Series. We strip apart what's inside to find the details.
Enermax has added a new PSU to its Liberty series and as it's 80Plus compliant it's busted out the Eco branding too. We put this 620W PSU to the test to see how it compares to other competing models.
We constantly recommend the 650W Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro, but does the 850W afford the same awesome efficiency and virtual silence? With the same style of modular cables, shiny box, and a very similar build it be just as good or it might suffer from being just too hot.
500W, modular, not too expensive - an ideal partner to a cost efficient system? We put OCZ's revamped ModXStream Pro to the reviewers block to see if it'll hold up to our barrage of tests in order to evaluate noise, efficiency and power quality.
We've rounded up and finalised our opinions of the Seasonic M12D, and now it's time for the overall performance results. Does Seasonic's champion 80Plus Silver model hit the spot to overrule the Antec Signature, Enermax Revolution 85+ and Cooler Master UCP 900W?
AMD CPUs finally get support for DDR3, but does it make a difference? We put the latest Phenom II X4 810 and 805, as well as the X3 720 and 710 through their paces on DDR2 and DDR3 platforms to see how they stack up against the competition.
In-Win sent us its camo styled, CWT built modular PSU and it certainly does quite a bit to differentiate itself in the market. We tested all 750 watts of the Commander to see if In-Win is worthy of your consideration in the PSU realm.
Seasonic breaks its own mould with the highest power unit it has ever launched. That's not what's special though - the ultra high quality fan and 80Plus Silver efficiency rating could very well raise the PSU bar again.
From its Tagan roots we have an inexpensive, yet powerful 850W power supply from Silver Power. We find out if it's a wolf in sheep's clothing or bit of bling strapped to a brick.
Corsair HX series has been a staple diet of many for a few years now, and finally those wanting a super-high wattage, Corsair quality modular power supply might be in for a treat with its HX1000. We put it on the testing block to squeeze it to its limits and beyond to see if it survives!
Dell has announced the worlds' first range of servers to come equipped with 80 PLUS Gold certified power supplies, capable of efficiency in excess of 92 percent.
Oodles and oodles of features can't even begin to describe the latest Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 motherboard. The question is though: is this board a political statement against the Asus P45 Premium or does it warrant a place high above all on its own?
While we've been inundated with P45 boards from across the breadth of the motherboard world, Asus is the first to us with a BIOS that works well. We take it for a full spin to see if Intel's highly anticipated new mainstream chipset is a worthy successor to the massively popular P35.
Thermaltake takes things to an extreme with its Toughpower 1500W W0171 power supply. We test this 1,500W behemoth to see if it really is worthy of the Toughpower name. And, more to the point, find out if is there a need...
IDF FALL 07: Pat Gelsinger announces the formation of the USB 3.0 promoters' group. Specification will be finalised in 1H08.
Apparently it's the fans that use up most of the power, not the 200W graphics cards. We've been barking up the wrong tree, so to speak.
At Computex, we learned that Nvidia and its partners were planning to lower the GeForce 8800 Ultra's price. We have a look at XFX's 8800 Ultra 650M Extreme, which comes complete with a price drop, to find out if the GeForce 8800 Ultra can actually represent good value for money...
COMPUTEX 2007: HIS is about to enter the power supply market with three different types of unit.
COMPUTEX 2007: Antec shows us two new cases, including an new P180 with all the great features the old one had, but this one got shrunk in the wash.
Many manufacturers have started to use the term "Performance per Watt" in an effort to draw attention away from increasing power requirements. Tim Smalley thinks it's time these manufacturers started focusing on lower power consumption before this obsession gets out of hand.
Technology progression, particularly for graphics cards, is getting faster and faster - and the power supply outputs needed to run them are getting higher and higher. Brett Thomas is getting a little fed up with this computerised version of the space race - how about we make earth a little prettier?
Intel's research team has managed to successfully produce a prototype 80-core Tera-Scale processor that uses less than 100W of power.
Corsair steps into the ring with a modular power supply designed for enthusiasts, and Coolermaster shows off a unit designed for those who are energy conscious. Do either of them deserve a place in the enthusiast rig of choice?